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Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 14:02:39 +0100
From: "Richard Chew" <richnospamnopsameldo.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Re: 9-5 engine mount broken ?!


It depends on how hard you've driven it since it broke and how long ago it broke, although the torque arm should have prevented any 'seriously' extensive damage. As for what gets damaged, engine mounts (right, left) may have been over strained, but they are pretty tough so should be OK. Also, drive shafts (joints etc) could have been damaged, with the increased movement at one end. But if only two bolts have broken, the bracket should still be in position to support the engine, so I reckon everything will be OK, don't worry about it. As for rear discs, although it seems a bit early to be chaning them, it's possibly that the rear pads had seized into the caliper (Twin piston type, not sliding) then the surface of the disc will have rusted very badly, beyond the extent of machining, or the dealers policy is to only fit new parts? Hope this helps, Rich Pete Bennett <pete_bennettnopsampipex.com> wrote in message news:3ebcd06d$0$21567$cc9e4d1fnopsam.dial.pipex.com... > Thanks for all of the replies. This one sounds like it's probably on the > button. They did mention three bolts, and two of them had broken. > Do you think much damage would have been allowed to happen if > this bracket had broken? Damage by increased engine movement? > If so, to what? > > Pete Bennett > > "Richard Chew" <richnospamnopsameldo.demon.co.uk> wrote in message > news:b9h69p$278$1$8300dec7nopsam.demon.co.uk... > > There is a 'rear' engine mount, well, perhaps not an engine mount as such > > but, it's an ally bracket that bolts to the gearbox with three bolts, then > > rests on a rubber mount which bolts to the subframe. > > Although I've never heard of one breaking, I would imagine it controls a > lot > > more of the engine movement that either of the torque arms. > > As for removing the engine, I don't know why they would need to do this, > as > > the bracket and mount can be removed by simply supporting the back of the > > engine. I would guess that there may be a bolt sheared off and they can't > > get it out, or rather, can't get anything in to get it out, without taking > > the engine out. > > > > Hope this helps, > > Rich > > > > > > Pete Bennett <petenopsamle.demon.co.uk> wrote in message > > news:b9fshj$eu$1$8300dec7nopsam.demon.co.uk... > > > My nearly three year old 9-5 (Sept 2000) went in for its 66,000 mile > > service > > > (about 100,000Km) yesterday. > > > Got the call saying the rear disks needed to be replaced, no big shock. > > Got > > > a call later saying that the rear engine mount had broken on the car. > > > The dealer said this is very unusual, but that it requires the engine > and > > > gearbox to be removed from the car. > > > > > > How unusual is this? Do I have the world's worst friday afternoon car? > > > (Please send me an e-mail if you want the full sorry history of this > car) > > > What is the movement that this has allowed under acceleration (which is > > > quite good now that they have fixed the engine management computer - 2.0 > > LPT > > > with the Saab performance chip) likely to have done? Will it have > caused > > > damage to any ancillaries? Perhaps damage to the drive train? The > dealer > > > says that the engine will have been allowed to 'lift' without this > > mounting > > > being there. > > > > > > Peter Bennett > > > Distributed Systems Professional Services Ltd. > > > p e t e at d s p s dot n e t > > > > > > > > > > > >

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